Da Statikz was a bag ,and hockey mask wearing, Punk Band.
At first thought to be from Chicago, Ill. they actually hailed
from the East Bay of San Francisco. The members were actually
from already working bands, Street Punks and Hard Rock
legendary band, Y&T.
Don Lamb, Bass player from Street Punks, was Da Statikz Bass
player, "Otto Madik"
Rick Clare, Guitar player from, Street Punks", was Da Statikz
Guitar player.."D.D. Minor
Leonard Haze, Drummer from Y&T, was Da Statikz, Singer
Warren Peace) First time as front man.
Joey Alves, Guitar player from, Y&T, was Da Statikz,
guitar player, Mel Function
John Urbach was Da Statikz Drummer..Bash Bagel
Johnny Midnite wrote a book on Da Statikz
All the songs were written in the Y&T studio in Hayward, Ca.
All 8 songs were done in one night. Leonard Haze said,
Give me a guitar, and he wrote the music and lyrics for
$20,000 Booger. They wrote Peace and Flowers are dead
which is a cult classic. It was the only one recorded..Other songs
included were: Surfer Punk, Child Abuse, Don't Tell Me What To Wear
They did not let anyone know who they were, and did 4
sold out shows at The Fab Mab in San Francisco, Ca.
Even the Fab Mab's owner, Dirk Dirksen, did not know
who the people behind the masks and bags were! Da Statikz
had Dirk announce, before they came on stage, that no
pictures would be allowed, due to the unbalanced brain
of the singer Warren Peace (Leonard Haze) It was
something about the bright flashes, and a physical and
mental transition, that would leave sheer terror in
masses of people?
Warren would sing with his head in a toilet, where he had
chocolate pudding, waiting inside for him, where he would
come out with it all over his face. There was a hippie who
would stand in front, of the stage, with a handful of flowers
which Warren would grab, and beat the hippie with them,
during Peace and Flowers are dead. Otto Madik (Don Lamb)
had his mom and dad there, also with bags on their heads!
Warren wrote Child Abuse about them...and Otto
Kicked His Ass
But It Was No Use....
Da Statikz claimed to write every song ever written, and everyone
ripped them off...D.D. Minor (Rick Clare) was wrapped up lile a
mummy, and had to be carried on...his arms were free to play the
guitar. Mel Function (Joey Alves) would keep bumping him back
against the wall, so he would not fall.
There were reporters waiting for them after the show, and they would
yell down the stairs, "We talk to no one"..Even a production company
had a contract for them, including a day at Wrigley Field, in Chicago!
Yesterday and Today (Leonard and Joey) had recently signed with
London Records and headed to Japan. Street Punks (Don and Rick)
headed south for some shows...Thus, the disbanding of Da Statikz....